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Jun. 19th, 2019


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After nearly six years running, the mods are taking a much deserved sabbatical and the game is currently on hiatus status. We will return some day in the future.

Reperio, cresco, et dirigo!
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Dec. 5th, 2018


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This time of year is always crazy busy for us all, so don’t worry if things slow down. They do every year and pick back up again in January. Have patience for your fellow players and if you have any urgent or pressing questions about characters or what have you, message the player directly. Otherwise, feel free to Drop Box us or shoot us an email: missmenidesknowsitall@gmail.com. We’ll always get back to you!

With January approaching, we’ll be doing a little bit of New Years cleaning of the cast/player page. 🧹 If you or your character haven’t been active in the last, say, two months or more, you’ll receive a courtesy email inquiry about your continued interest in the game. If we don’t get a response or you agree that you’ve been inactive too long and it’s time to call a spade a spade (heh), we’ll include it in our cleaning efforts. Everyone who makes activity before January will be exempt, of course!

Upcoming fun events for January and February include our annual Polar Bear Dive, the Secret Admirer Valentine fundraiser, and keep an eye peeled for our developing game plot! Hints are dropping weekly. ;)

Cheers!
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Oct. 29th, 2018


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Halloween!


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Hello players!

For those new or unfamiliar to the game's celebration of Halloween, each year the school and each house within prepares an exciting evening on All Hallow's Eve that spread all over campus.

Halloween Celebration @ St. Margaret's Explained )

If you have questions, post them below! Get HYPED.

Cheers!
The Mods

Sep. 28th, 2018


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Another Quickie FYI


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We've finally gotten around to updating the game pages. (yay!)

Here are the characters fading into the background (boo!):

Students:
Ashley Bradley
Trevor Danko
Adrianna Maye
Kendra Cook
Tyler Danko
Kerr Holden
Domino Maddox
Sumi Akio
Katherine Branson
Kara Langly
Cascada Vela

Teacher:
Elias Farrell (Since the player didn't give us a direction for him, we're going to go ahead and say Mr. Farrell had some medical issues he didn't want cured by magic (sorry, John) and had to stop teaching. He will be missed and the staff wish him well.)

Curriculum notes: Combat Magic class has been removed.

On a happier note! The mods are putting together a surprise to celebrate the game's FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY on October 7th! And here's to another five years! 🥂

Cheers!
The Mods

[EDIT] Found! P.S. We need two volunteers to [REDACTED] in the upcoming game plot. First come first served >:] Comment below to sign up your character.

Sep. 24th, 2018


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A Quickie FYI


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Chrissie asked us mods to find a way to explain her characters' departures. This is what's going to be happening to them so that it isn't a mass exodus.

Fading into the background until further notice, he following are still technically at the school, just taking a back seat from any plots.

Liam Cabot
Ewan Carlyle
Rafe Farrowe
Cressida Hallowfen
Ryuuko Hartley
Michael Karasik
Hikari Midō
Caitlin Murphy
Natália Santos

Felicity: Due to complications with her pregnancy, Felicity Rubinhart is returning to Norway to have the baby and will graduate via satellite and e-courses. All further progression of her film through the festival circuit is on hold.

We'll be updating the game pages at a later date. We're going to miss Chrissie and all her characters very much and we wish her well.

Cheers!
The Mods
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Sep. 5th, 2018


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Mod Alert: Player Knowledge


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Hi everybody! The game is back in full swing, which is great! But something has come up, and we would be terrible mods if we did not address it. So here goes!

Player Knowledge
We know: it's hard. (And I, Cris, am sometimes guilty of violating this myself.) Sometimes, it's tricky to figure out what you as player know and what a character would know. We have noticed that, sometimes, the lines between those things get blurry. But when two characters talk smack about yours in a locked convo, your character cannot feasibly know that - in fact, some characters are just that two-faced. And by blurring the lines between Player Knowledge and Character Knowledge, you could make the game a lot more black-and-white than it needs to be! Because we don't play heroes or villains here: the fun thing about characters like Wendy, Sasha and Van is that they have a light side (and vice versa for friendlier characters). That's what breeds drama, conflict and resolution, and isn't that why we're all doing this?

So don't take it too personally when a character gossips about your character: it usually means your character has done something noteworthy, something to respond to. And yes, sometimes it's hard to let something bad happen to your character, but remember: that's where all the growth comes from.

You want to comment? Flame us for this non-violent verbal reminder? Sound off in the comments below!

Cheers,
the Mods
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Aug. 1st, 2018


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Another Year, Another Dollaaaah (or Euroooo)


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We're back, bishes!

We want to start by welcoming back our returning players and greeting any new faces that are joining us. We are so happy to have you around for the start of a brand spankin' new school year!

Now, for business! We have a lot to cover, so, please, bear with us as we hit every important point in this OOC!

ITEM 1: August 13th marks the first day of the 2018-2019 school year, huzzah! Please feel free to post your own characters' summer updates at your leisure (if you haven't already), be it OOC entries summarizing or summer narrative/threads you've been working on while we were on summer break.

All teachers and students are expected to be returned to the school by Sunday, August 12th to resume classes. Standards report to the Academy up to a week early to have their orientation before the upperclassmen arrive.

You don't have to wait until the first day of school to start playing. If you want to play, do it!

ITEM 2: Remember to update your character profiles as your characters will have registered for their classes for the new school year.

ITEM 3: Mentors will be announced by the HoH's, so keep an eye out to see who will be selected, as some will be PCs and others will be NPCS.

ITEM 4: Just a quick reminder that your characters are able to find employment in Camden. We have a whole slew of places that aren't just popular to visit but are good for a paycheck.

ITEM 5: Don't forget that Student Council elections are on September 14th! If your character is running, they should probably start campaigning ASAP!

We want to give another heartfelt welcome to everyone and hope you're as ready and excited to dive back into game as we are! Sound off below so we can give you a hug!

Cheers!
The Mods
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Jun. 1st, 2018


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Summer!


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SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!

That means a few things: )

May. 11th, 2018


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Since both Chrissie and Cris are on a solid hiatus at the moment, I'm the MIC (Mod In Charge). Get your seatbelts on, kids!

My first order of business is to process all these apps. By the end of the night (Mountain Standard Time), those with apps will be receiving an acceptance letter, courtesy of moi. \o/ DONE! Everyone punch the FRIEND BUTTON!

More info about the ferris wheel at the dance, pending anyone's outrageous replies or reactions (hehe), no one died and everyone was safely unloaded from the thing before they took it down. Needless to say, the school lost that deposit. DOH.

And last but not least, I've set the official dates for Graduation of the Class of 2018. That info is available in THE CALENDAR. May 25th will be the final day of classes for Experts. They will pass the torch on to the Advanced year. Last day of class for everyone else will be May 31st. Graduation ceremony will be held on June 1st.

More Info on Graduating Characters:
As we're quickly approaching the summer months, keep in mind that the game will technically be closed for summer vacation. We do this every year, but it's by no means going to bar anyone from continuing to play if they feel like it. Expert characters who are graduating June 1st, you will be allowed to continue playing them in the game until the end of summer to wrap up any character plot arcs in process. After which, they'll go out into the world and move on from St. Margaret's. The characters who graduate get the honor of being put on our Emeritus list. Their PBs will forever be held and existing characters in the game can contact them (should the emeritus player still be in the game), but not the other way around. Once Emeritus, you're done writing plot advancement for that character.


[EDIT] Would everyone please take a look at the WANTED PAGE and update it as necessary? Characters who are graduating, I'm going to go ahead and delete those wanted lines. Everyone else, consider adding a wanted ad for your own characters! We will be back to advertising for new players in the fall, but no one's stopping word-of-mouth. Just come to us, shoot us an email or leave a DROP BOX, because technically holds will be closed for the summer, but we'll make special accommodations for friends of friends.

If anyone has any questions or need more clarification on stuffs, comment below.

Much Love,
Khush, for the mods

Apr. 22nd, 2018


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Small Change


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This is a notice that we've added a small change to the character application. This change is only for new characters who have been at the school for some time already. In the history section, we've added that for existing staff or students, it is now required to write 5 rumors related to the character's reputation: 2 good, 2 bad, 1 false. These will be things existing characters will have overheard.

We think this small change will help characters get better footing in the community when they're new to the game, but known in the overall story line.

Since we're sitting on several applications right now, and some of them fit this type of character, we totally encourage you to go back and add these rumors.

That's all!

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Apr. 10th, 2018


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FYI


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In case everyone else is as clueless as I was until stumbling upon it, according to our game Calendar, the school is in spring break right now.

So enjoy break with no classes!

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Also, the Formal~ is May the Fourth. Hydra Mentors (Fred and NPC funtimes) should announce the theme when we return to classes next Monday. [EDIT] Ms. Hallowfen must approve the theme before it is officially announced.
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Dec. 18th, 2017


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Season's Greetings!


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Greetings Saintly Ones! Margaretites? Maggie's Crew. Maggots. Okay too far.

We're half way through our fourth December as a game! 2013 seems like only yesterday. As with previous years, December is slow on posting activity due to holidays, families, work schedules, illnesses, and any other excuse we're forgetting. And that is totally normal! We just wanted to slide into your DMs-- leave a festive note wishing everyone well in your end-of-year activities and events.

We also want to make sure everyone knows that you're free to continue playing while the Academy staff and students are on break. The game isn't going on official hiatus like we do over summer, it's just slow as molasses.

We the mods care for each of you and are so happy we have the pleasure of RPing with you in our little world. You each add your own mark to the game and it makes it a better, more enriched place as a result. Thank you! Here's to another four years!

Love,
Cris, Khush, and Chrissie

P.S. GIF PARTY IN THE COMMENTS!

Nov. 19th, 2017


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Information & Important Dates


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Fall Break:
Starting Monday, November 20, classes will be dismissed and will not resume until the following Monday, November 27.

During this time, for students who remain on campus, the school offers a feast! The dining hall will be in business for most of Thanksgiving Day (Thursday) with all kinds of different foods. Students are more than welcome to contribute their own dish for the feast.

Since most of the students (and the Academy itself) are international and are probably unfamiliar with US Thanksgiving, the teachers who know what's up will be more than happy to share what it's all about if anyone has any questions.

First Snow:
Last night, Camden and surrounding areas got their first snow! The area got dumped on over night and there's about a foot of snow to play with. The Groundskeeper appreciates any help in clearing the pathways to and from the dorms and the castle areas.

Winter Recital:
The band, choir, and dance classes will be having their winter recital on Friday, December 8th. Everyone is welcomed to attend, including parents/guardians if they can make it, and many of the Camden residents come to watch as well.

Winter Break
The students (and we the players) get two full weeks of winter break starting with early dismissal on Weds, December 20, and classes will remain dismissed from Thu, December 21 – Wed, January 3, 2018.

That's all for now! Carry on.

Khush
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Additionally, as we discussed as a group last month, AIM will be discontinuing on December 15. We'll be switching instant messaging over to Google Hangouts. For those of you who wish to add your Google Hangouts info for the contact page, please comment here or leave us a note in the DROPBOX. Thanks!

Oct. 16th, 2017


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Communication


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In light of AIM discontinuing, what would everyone prefer to use instead for instant messaging? So far we've got an idea for Google Hangouts as a viable option. Another is Discord, though that is a voice server as well as a text server and not everyone may be comfortable it it.

What do you all think?
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Oct. 15th, 2017


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Oops!


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Quickie note:

Please hit the friend button again. We misspelled one of the new journals! Sorry sorry.

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Oct. 14th, 2017


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Halloween


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Hello players!

For those new or unfamiliar to the game's celebration of Halloween, each year the school and each house within prepares an exciting evening on All Hallow's Eve that spread all over campus.

Halloween Celebration @ St. Margaret's Explained )

If you have questions, post them below! Get HYPED.

Cheers!
The Mods

Oct. 9th, 2017


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FYI - About Dungeon Detention


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Quickie posty for information's sake: Van ate half a human, oops. And the Headmistress had to intervene. So he's serving detention in the dungeons for a while. Prob two weeks max.

Dungeon detention is what happens when students lose control of their supernatural side and cause harm to others, whether they be other students, staff, or the norms. It's meant to have them think about what they've done while being mostly isolated from the rest of the population.

The dungeons are actually quite comfortable. Each cell has a bed, a rug, a desk, and all the books needed for school assignments. They're usually also allowed (depending on the severity of their crime) to have their computers, so network communication can happen. There are bathrooms and showers down there and their meals are brought to them as needed.

At the end of dungeon detention the student will have an interview with the Headmistress to determine if they've learned from the ordeal. Ms. Menides knows it all, and if she feels like there is still more the individual has to learn, then back into the dungeons they go.

It's used very sparingly and only when the student has become a danger to those around him/her. It's considered the most severe detention punishment the school gives out, the next being full expulsion from the Academy.

If anyone has any questions about dungeon detention, let us know!

~*~*~*~THE MORE YOU KNOW.~*~*~*~


Van is pretty horrified by what he almost did and is keeping it on the ~downlow, though his absence in classes and around campus could potentially be noticed enough for students to inquire if they're up to it. Ms. Menides made sure to give him visions of potential futures if he ever attacked a human again, and it included a very gruesome death of his friends by his hand-- Er, hoof. So. He's been properly lambasted.

Aug. 13th, 2017


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Welcome Back!


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We hope everyone had a wonderful summer break and went on some marvelous adventures! Now it's time to buckle down and get back to class - so to speak.

August 14th marks the first day of the 2017-2018 school year, huzzah! Please feel free to post your own characters' summer updates at your leisure, be it OOC entries summarizing or summer narrative/threads you've been working on while we were on summer break. All teachers and students are expected to be returned to the school by Sunday, August 13th to resume classes. Standards report to the Academy up to a week early to have their orientation before the upperclassmen arrive.

This being a new semester, please update your characters' CURRICULUM. Keep in mind that they can repeat the same class, but consider it the next advanced level. Also remember to update your characters' grade (Standard, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert) accordingly.

House Mentors for the coming school year are to be announced! Members who play teachers who are Head of House, please see to it that your teacher assigns two mentors. These can be NPCs if there is no one ICly appropriate. Remember, Mentors are Experts only.

The start of the school year also means the start of the Class Presidency! If your character is ambitious enough to run for Student Body President, they need to get busy campaigning. We will need a President, a Vice President, and a Treasurer. These can be any year, however a student who becomes a Mentor cannot also be a member of the Presidency.

Last but not least, we have new characters! Three brand new Standards are coming into the game. Please take the time to hit the FRIEND ADD button on all your IC journals.

Once again, welcome back! We look forward to another exciting school year.

Cheers!
The Mods

Jun. 26th, 2017


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School's Out For Summer!


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The results of the poll are in, skewing slightly in favor of closing down for the summer. What does this mean?
  • As of July 3rd, we are officially on hiatus. You are free to finish up any threads you have started before that, but no new threads until...
  • August 14th, when we return! The mods will send out a pulse check a week before, so everybody knows they can return!
  • No new holds, no new applications.

That is all! Enjoy your last week, and we will see you all back in August! And perhaps you can begin preparing for the return of a very familiar face...

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Jun. 22nd, 2017


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A Poll! Participate!


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Since making our last post where we announced our summer slowatus, our activity has plummeted. So, let's take an informal poll, so we can truly gauge how y'all feel.

Here are your options:

A: Keep the game open! People can come and go as they please and we can play through the summer!

B: Shut the game down til August 15! This way, nobody has to feel guilty for not participating in game and everybody can whet their appetite until the game starts August the 15th!

Vote in the (screened) comments below!
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